EXERCISE CT #8: Justice spread macro
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 14:44:53 +0200
To: Comparative Tarot http://comparativetarot.com
Taken from James Wanless New Age Tarot.
> As usual, do the exercise with a comfort deck and with a deck with which you are less
familiar and meld the meanings of the two decks....
> Crystal Symmetry Spread
> 1 2
> 4 3
> 5 6
> 8 7
Thought I'd use the Dali deck this time, since the Dali deck strains my brain so much (especially if I have to look at more
than three or four cards), I'll compare with Rider Waite.
To save space, I'll try to merge the meanings together, rather thanaddress each card specifically (unless otherwise noted).
> 1. Left Brain: the world's analytical ability
Emperor reversed--This card indicate that analyses are not made from a solid base. Analytical ability (science, logic) has
been turned on its head, and focuses on ultimately destructive (warlike, acquisitive, consumptive), rather than uniting and
> 2. Right Brain: the world's creative ability
Four of Pents--The focus is on production and consumption, security and status. We can't create a way for the whole
world to have clean water, but we can clap on clap off.
> 3. Mental: What mental state balances the world?
Five of Cups--This is an interesting card in the Dali deck. A naked woman with some type of material draped over her
arm (and between her butt cheeks) waves goodbye to a lover who is outside and apparently leaving, while ignoring the lover
waiting for her in the same room. However, the man leaving is flesh and blood, while the one waiting is just a couple of
brush strokes. I have no idea how to interpret this.
> 4. Emotional: What emotional state balances the world?
Ten of Cups--Happiness! It takes a strong dose of Cups to balance out all the negativity in the world today. When people
are happy and content, they are better equipped to deal with other issues, and find balance.
> 5. Physical: What physical state balances the world?
The Star--A simple fact of natural science: the world has the capability for constant regeneration. Without it, we would eat
ourselves out of house and home in no time.
> 6. Spiritual: What spiritual state balances the world?
King of Pents (Rey de Oros) reversed--The thought popped into my head: 'without lust of result'; i.e. focusing on what
one can do/create/grow, rather than what one can get from what they do/create/grow. We get more spiritual benefit from
sowing than reaping, from giving than receiving.
> 7. Adjustment: What adjustments need to be made to bring the world into balance?
Nine of Swords--We need to be more concerned about what we're doing, the impact we're having. If worry about the
current imbalance of the world keeps us up nights, we are more inclined to do something to change it. Dali has also included
an angel at the bedside in this card. This indicates that we also need to invite the "unseen" to help us. When we worry,
we're more inclined to pray.
> 8. Justice: How can the world be just?
Queen of Wands (Reina de Bastos) reversed--Some traits common to the Wands courts are egotism and individualism,
and the Queen in particular has a lot of personal magnetism. While these traits have their place, and society seems to put
more and more emphasis on the needs or free will choice of the individual, the balance of justice requires equal emphasis on
the common good.
One Love All Love,
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